Changes to workforce survey to include equity seeking groups

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ORIGINATOR: Winnipeg Area Council



WHEREAS the main evaluation tool -in the Federal Public Service- is based on the Public Service Employee Survey (PSES); and

WHEREAS this survey does not ask respondents if they wish to identify as equity seeking members. It is believed that PSES data on equity seeking members would help the union make links with any ongoing discrimination against equity group members such as bullying in the workplace; and

WHEREAS employment equity legislation addresses a need to provide protection and ensure an equitable and representative workforce, and provides protection for all minorities in society; therefore:





BE IT RESOLVED THAT PSAC lobby the Federal Government to include OPTIONAL questions TO IDENTIFY equity seeking groups in the next workforce survey.